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National Animal Genetic Bank (NAGB)

NAGB is focused on collecting available genomic samples from wild fauna of the Czech Republic and also data on other existing genomic samples, e.g. from finished research projects or samples stored in museums, which can come from all over the world. NAGB ensures their long-term quality preservation and provides data to a widely accessible database of these samples to make them available for (further) research and thereby aims to contribute also to effective species conservation.

NAGB's Secretariat:
Institute of Vertebrate Biology CAS
Research facility Studenec
Studenec 122, 675 02 Koněšín
Czech Republic

E-mail: info@ngbz.cz
Phone: +420 560 590 612
Mobil: +420 608 549 416

Animal Genetic Bank for Species Conservation Seminar

An educational seminar on the importance of genetic variability for species conservation and on how can biobanking (i.e. collecting and storing of biological material from our fauna) help in population health monitoring was held from 19 to 20 March 2015 at the Mohelský Mill Field Station. The seminar was attended mainly by zoologists from museums, but also by other members of the professional community. Participants who expressed their willingness to cooperate on Genetic Bank by sample collection received collecting tubes filled with ethanol. The seminar was held in a good atmosphere, also thanks to sunny weather. The program included also watching the European ground squirrel at Mohelenská Serpentine Steppe and the solar eclipse :). Organizers thank participants.